Hello! There are certain landlords who will consider you as a tenant depending on the reasons your credit score is low and with an additional 3-6 months upfront security. Just note that pool of landlords is much smaller limiting the choices of apartments for your consideration. If you team up with a roommate with stellar credit could help you more, but know landlords check the credit of each occupant's to be on a lease.
As to the credit, much will depend on the landlord, each is different and some are stricter than others; perhaps consider a guarantor, or perhaps offer additional security, or perhaps prepay some of the rent, etc.
Shoot me an email or text sometime, I'd be up to tryna figure out your situation, I have a pretty good standing with a lot of landlords in the city, it just kinda depends on your budget & work history.